Wild Graduation Photo: Animal portraits

Challenge #32 in the Nature and Us series. Hosted by PentUp.
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Lets see images of wildlife PORTRAITS (in the wild and taken by you). Please INCLUDE in the subject or notes section; the SPECIES of wildlife, the general LOCATION (biome/environment/ecosystem) in which the photograph was taken [see sample images]. NO CAPTIVE animals such as in zoos or artificial enclosures. The animals must be "Living Wild", so not domestic animals on a farm. Entries that do not list in the notes/description section Species AND the Location in which the image was taken will be Disqualified [if polite warning to withdraw and re-submit with full information is not heeded].
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8-point buck in velvet
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This is a whitetail deer on my property in the mountains of Pennsylvania. We see them literally every day. This guy and a really big 10-pointer have, amazingly, each survived three deer seasons and I allow some pretty skilled hunters on my land. We recognize that deer are food and we eat venison, but we enjoy watching them, too. Win-win.
Submitted: Saturday, 20th August, 2022 15:10 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 5th July, 2022
Focal length: 400 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 1600
Views: 21
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